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On This Day - August 31

1928Otus (N92)Launched
19291912 - 1929: MaidstoneSold
1939Undine (N48)HMS Undine departed Blyth to take up a patrol position in the Heligoland Bight. When war broke out between Britain and Germany this became her 1st war patrol.
1941Upholder (N99)HMS Upholder fires torpedoes from long range against the Italian troop transports Oceania and Neptunia off the Tunisian coast. All torpedoes missed.
1943Torbay (N79)HMS Torbay sinks the Italian sailing vessel Columbo with gunfire 15 nautical miles west of Kos, Greece.
1944Tantalus (P318)HMS Tantalus sinks a Siamese sailing vessel with gunfire in the Strait of Malacca and damages another.
1944Vox (P67)HMS Vox sinks a sailing vessel with gunfire off Crete.
1944Amphion (P439)Launched
1950Sidon (P259)Towed the midget submarine "XE8" from Portsmouth to Plymouth. She also joined the 2nd Submarine Flotilla on this date.
1957Selene (P254)HMS Selene sinks five fishing boats (by accident) in the river Yare at Great Yarmouth in 1957 at the end of its paying off visit.

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